HSU Theatre to present 'And Then There Were None'

Henderson State University Theatre will present seven performances of Agatha Christie’s nail-biting, murder mystery, And Then There Were None. Performances are Feb. 18, 19, 20, 29, and March 3, 4, and 5. All performances start at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow the opening night performance.

In honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of Henderson, the theatre program has selected a season of plays previously produced at the university. And Then There Were None was produced under its original title, Ten Little Indians, in October 1998.

In this suspenseful drama, 10 strangers are summoned to a remote island. While they are waiting for the mysterious host to appear, a recorded voice levels serious accusations at each of the guests. Soon they start being murdered, one by one. As the survivors try to keep their wits, they reach a disturbing conclusion: one of them must be the killer. 

The cast of the current Henderson production includes: CJ Bernard of Sherwood; Ashley Brittain of Arkadelphia; Matthew Burnett of Prattsville; Justin Cox of the greater Memphis area; Damien Freeman of Sheridan; Zachery Ingersoll of Jacksonville; Koty Mansfield of Benton; Anthony McBride of Benton; Ben Perry of North Little Rock; Jacey Russell of Morrilton; and Shaina Tippitt of East End.

The play is under the direction of Douglas Gilpin, professor of theatre arts. Student designers include: Parker Milam of Fort Smith, scenery; Jennings Johnson of Heber Springs, lighting; Stacey Johnson of Little Rock, costumes; Courtney Palsa of Searcy, sound; and Misty Frazier of Arkadelphia, makeup and hair. The stage manager is Brittany Carter of East End.

The HSU Theatre Box Office in Arkansas Hall will be open for advance ticket sales from 1-4 p.m. beginning Feb. 15. All seats are reserved. Admission is $8, or free with an HSU student ID, courtesy of the Student Activities Board.

For more information or reservations, call 230-5291, or e-mail theatre@hsu.edu.